Heather Ellis

Heather E.

Kernersville, NC

About Heather E.

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Heather teaches: Females 5 and up
Males 5 to 17
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hi! My name is Heather and I am looking forward to working with you! I have taught lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students learn and have fun. I went to the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. I'm a caring, dedicated person and my teaching style is kind and methodical. I am excited about helping you achieve your goals!

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Experience

Private Instructor

Jan 2008 - Present
E Studios

I teach private piano, song-writing, and singing lessons in popular, folk, and classical styles.

Singer

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
UNCG Opera Theatre

I held two roles in an opera scenes program at UNC at Greensboro Opera Theatre

Private Teacher

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Virginia Beach Music Academy

I helped children and adults develop their singing, ear-training, and music theory skills in a private lesson setting.

Solfege Instructor

Sep 2010 - May 2012
Virginia Children's Chorus

I developed lesson plans and taught music theory and ear training to children ages 8-13 in a weekly class setting. The class utilized folk songs, movement, and written music.

Private Instructor

Jan 2008 - May 2012
Homeschool Plus

I taught intermediate and beginning piano and voice in private lessons for homeschool enrichment center for children ages 5-18.

Singer

Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Lyric Opera of Virginia

I sang a chorus role for Lyric Opera of Virginia's production of "La Traviata".

Singer

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Doorway Singers

I performed several different programs of pop music in a quartet which included costumes and choreography. We did 60s music, Broadway tunes, a Dickens Christmas program, and more!

Singer

Sep 2008 - May 2011
Virginia Symphony Chorus

I sang with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as a Virginia Symphony Chorus core soprano position for two full seasons which included multiple performances per season.

Singer

May 2004 - Jul 2007
Todifest Opera

I sang in the opera chorus for several seasons of Todifest Opera's summer productions.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Aug 2004 - May 2006
Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency
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25 Reviews on Heather E.

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Nyah A. Jul 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has lessons with Heather in her home.She really enjoyed her time.
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Isaac H. Jul 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Works at your pace and is good at lightening the mood for first time piano lesson takers. I look forward to continuing my lessons.
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Makenzie May 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kenzie was so excited when she got home. She really enjoyed the lesson and thinks Miss Heather sings better than Mary Poppins! WOW! Kenzie wants to learn to sing just like her. What a great experience. Thanks.
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Leila Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson for my 10 year old daughter! She is excited to continue.
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Landon Alison Apr 18, 2016
Piano · Online
She is a great teacher and I am very excited to continue taking classes with Heather
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Heather Apr 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Heather worked with our 11 year old son who wanted to pursue singing. She is kind, patient and wonderful with children. She's a great instructor and we would definitely use her again!
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April Wilson Apr 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heather is so sweet, organized and non-threatening. Totally allowed my son to relax and learn. I am so surprised at how quickly he mastered skills under her teachings. Highly recommended!!
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Stephanie Jan 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Heather Ellis was an AWESOME teacher for my 11 year old daughter! She taught her a package of singing lessons I purchased for her and Sara, my daughter, learned a lot! Both my daughter and I liked Heather both personally and professionally and Sara is really looking forward to taking more singing lessons from Heather this summer. We both give her "Five Stars!"
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Ella K. Dec 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Just after three lessons my daughter says she's learned a lot and feels much more confident about singing in front of others!! I'm very excited to hear what the future brings...
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Megan H. Nov 26, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I had a great experience with Heather! She is very encouraging and is very good at catering the lessons to help your weaknesses and strenghten your strenghts.
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